Non-Affiliated Experts

Individuals not affiliated with ITIF who have participated in ITIF events or co-authored an ITIF publication.

Han Duk-soo

Han Duk-soo
South Korean Ambassador to the United States

Ambassador Han was appointed by President Lee, Myung-bak as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of the America on January 18, 2009. He presented his Letter of Credence to President Barack Obama on May 20, 2009.

Before the appointment, Ambassador Han served as the 38th Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea after his nomination was approved by the National Assembly on April 2, 2007, and he worked in that capacity until February 2008. Read more »

Dean R. Brenner

Dean R. Brenner
Vice President, Government Affairs
Qualcomm Incorporated

Mr. Brenner is Vice President, Government Affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated.  He directs Qualcomm’s initiatives relating to spectrum and telecommunications policy in North America.  He represents Qualcomm before the Federal Communications Commission and other agencies of the United States and Canadian governments responsible for spectrum and telecommunications policy.  Read more »

Joan Marsh

Joan Marsh
Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs
AT&T

Joan Marsh is a Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs for AT&T in Washington, D.C. where she has represented AT&T since 1999. In her current role, Ms. Marsh is responsible for managing AT&T’s wireless and public safety/national security interests before federal regulatory authorities, including the Federal Communications Commission. From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Marsh served as Senior Regional Attorney for AT&T in its Chicago offices representing AT&T before various state public utilities commissions in the Midwest. Read more »

Daniel J. Weitzner

Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy Analysis and Development
NTIA

Daniel J. Weitzner serves as Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy Analysis and Development in the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). He directs the office that conducts research and analysis and prepares policy recommendations for the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information. Read more »

Tim Sparapani

Tim Sparapani
Director of Public Policy
Facebook

Tim Sparapani is the director of public policy at Facebook. Tim is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s interaction with the federal, state and local governments and with opinion and policy makers. Tim’s specialty is privacy and constitutional law. Prior to joining Facebook, Tim was senior legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, where he helped advance the constitutional principle of the right to privacy, representing the ACLU before Congress, the Executive Branch and before the media. Read more »

Thomas M. Lenard

Thomas M. Lenard
President and Senior Fellow
Technology Policy Institute

Thomas Lenard is president and senior fellow at the Technology Policy Institute. Lenard is the author or coauthor of numerous books and articles on telecommunications, electricity, antitrust, privacy, e-commerce and other regulatory issues. Read more »

Mark Eichorn

Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission

Mark Eichorn is an Assistant Director in the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection (DPIP). He joined DPIP at the end of 2009 from FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz’s office, where he served as an attorney advisor for Chairman (and previously Commissioner) Leibowitz on consumer protection issues. After joining the Commission in 1998, Mark worked for many years as an attorney in the Division of Advertising Practices and served a six month stint in 2003 as an attorney advisor to FTC Commissioner Leary. Read more »

Jim Johnston

Telecommunications Attorney

Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar
U.S. Senator
Minnesota

On January 4, 2007, Amy Klobuchar took the oath of office to represent the people of Minnesota in the United States Senate.

Amy has taken these Minnesota values to heart to get results for the people of the North Star state.

Before being elected to public office, she was the leading advocate for successful passage of one of the first laws in the country guaranteeing 48-hour hospital stays for new moms and their babies. Read more »